Raymond Terrace is a town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, around 26 km’s north of Newcastle on the Pacific Highway. It is situated at the confluence of the Hunter and Williams Rivers.
Established in 1837 it was named after Lieutenant Raymond who had explored the Hunter River in 1797 and was fascinated by the terraced appearance of the trees.
A major servicing hub to rural areas and the administrative centre of Port Stephens it houses 3 major shopping centres, four primary and two high schools.
Rich in unique history, Raymond Terraces’ one time main Street, “King Street” was transformed and chosen as a major location for production and filming of the feature film, “Tomorrow, When the World Began” and overlooking the serene Hunter River is the “Junction Inn”, serving local patrons since 1836.
Raymond Terrace and the District Historical Society was founded in 1974, by a local group of dedicated volunteers. The society’s Ketchly Cottage Museum is a rare timber slab colonial farm house, circa 1840’s that exhibits various collections.
Grahamstown Dam is immediately adjacent to the residential suburbs of Raymond Terrace. It stores water from the Williams River and its main purpose is water supply, providing 40% of the potable water for the Hunter and the Hunter regions largest drinking water supply dam.
So close to the beautiful Hunter and Williams River, locals indulge and enjoy recreational pursuits such as boating, fishing and water skiing.
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